BBC: London Bombing Mastermind’s Family ‘Shattered’
The BBC interviews the uncle of Shehzad Tanweer, the suspected mastermind behind the London subway bombings.
The uncle of one of the suspected London suicide bombers said his family had been “left shattered” by the news. Bashir Ahmed, 65, said the family of Shehzad Tanweer, who recently studied religion in Pakistan, could not accept he was capable of the bombings.”It wasn’t him. It must have been forces behind him,” he said.
Police are now focusing on finding those who masterminded the suspected suicide attacks that killed at least 52 people in London last Thursday. When asked how he felt when police told them his nephew had not been a victim but may have perpetrated the bombings Mr Ahmed broke down, saying: “We have lost everything we have.” Mr Ahmed said his nephew – who he last saw the day before the bombings – went to Pakistan for two months earlier this year to study religion.
It’s good to know that his family is ashamed of his actions. It is rather interesting, as Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee emails,
[Y]ou’ll notice the article twice mentions that one of the London bombers went to Pakistan to “study religion,” but that the article refuses to mention that the religion in question was Islam.
That would, of course, be as unthinkable as labeling Tanweer a “terrorist.”